When he was in the Youth team Scotty looked like a world-beater and his passing ability led to him being talked up as a second Johnny Haynes. Ridiculous really, but when he initially came into the first team his passing was superb and he tried one or two things that were exceptional for a youngster playing at what is now championship level. Like Justin Skinner I think he was really dragged down by the mediocrity with which he was surrounded and by the way the game was played in the lower divisions. He had a decent enough career, but the level at which he found himself required a good engine rather than silky passing skills, so he turned himself into a tough-tackling midfielder, hard-working with still an odd bit of class to his game and an eye for a goal, but with an extremely suspect temperament which let him down from time to time. My fondest memory of him was a game against Newcastle in the old second division in which, if memory serves, he scored one goal after a move which he started just outside his own penalty area and laid on another with a most audacious back heel. The sort of imaginative piece of skill you can imagine Moussa Dembele coming up with today. As others say he would have been a much better player in a better team. The basic talent was certainly there.